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Godspeed You Black Emperor! Live at L'Olympic on 2003-05-14

Topics Live concert

Disc 1
01. moheim
02. albanian
03. dead metheny
04. gamelan -cut-

Disc 2
01. gamelan -end-
02. world police
* encore *
03. tazer floyd
* encore *
04. moya
* encore *
05. the dead flag blues (outro)

Collection GodspeedYouBlackEmperor
Band/Artist Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Venue L'Olympic
Location Nantes, France.

Source Aud>Marantz EM8>Sony MZR50
Lineage Sony MZR50>Sound Blaster Live! Player>Soundforge 6.0>SHN
Taped by Yann Le Drezen (
Transferred by Yann Le Drezen (


Reviewer: luminousoctaves - - March 4, 2009
Subject: Note: improved ”mastering” uploaded
I love this recording. In many ways it's better than the albums. Only problem is (in my opinion) is that it needs some volume boosting and EQ-treatment.

So I processed the sound:
I have used a lowcut filter (50Hz/6db), EQ boost (2000Hz and above), and a compressor to bring out more of the energy. There are still some flaws, but it definitely is more powerful this way. Good for listening in Ipod etc.

I have uploaded MP3-versions, tagged as:
Godspeed You Black Emperor! L'Olympic 2003-05-14 REMASTERED (1.0)
Reviewer: Adnrew - - October 13, 2008
Subject: Wonderful
Out of all the Godspeed shows I've downloaded, this one gets the most play.
Having "Albanian" and "Gamelan" in the set is what makes this a treasure.
Reviewer: NotPennysBoat - - May 12, 2008
Subject: Best Godspeed show I've yet heard.
Two awesome unreleased songs, plus a fantastic setlist, including the best version of "Moya" I've ever heard. It's not too slow or anything; it's just perfect. And the buildup is intense even by Godspeed standards. The only thing missing that would have made this set perfect is "The Sad Miafoso."

The only problem is the sound quality. It has a very nice, up-front feel, but I agree with IainTreloar: the loud parts are a bit too noisy, not because of the band but the microphone. Still, this is the definitive Godspeed show.
Reviewer: Aunt Abby - - April 25, 2008
Subject: Everything's been said before...
Wonderful recording, wonderful performance... Many many thanks!
Reviewer: red9823 - - April 21, 2008
Subject: unbelievable
i am so happy!
Reviewer: Zoion - - December 1, 2007
Subject: Good Stuff
Reviewer: Dustsucker - - November 4, 2007
Subject: Fantastic show.
It's a pain in the arse actually downloading the files, the converter, then converting them to WAV, then to Mp3 so I can finally listen to them, but it's so worth it in the end. The recording quality is almost perfect.
Best live act ever.
Reviewer: sftrader - - July 9, 2007
Subject: Albanian
Thank you very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very,very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very
much for making this happen.

I have been waiting all of my life for this track and for all that matter, this set.

This/They are/were/will always be lifechanging for me.

Thank you for archiving this concert.
Reviewer: gi2fool - - June 11, 2007
Subject: Amazing
Best live show I've heard, excellent quality, great setlist, it all comes together, only complaints are the cut in Gamelan (the cut is handled pretty well though) and the SHN encoding (annoying to convert, not for any technical reasons), ( to get a SHN->WAV converter btw.
Reviewer: charlotte240 - - April 5, 2007
Subject: FAQ -its there for a reason...

not to be a dick, but you need to read the FAQ

I taught my dad (49) how to do this shit, he doesn't even use the comp at all, and if he can do it, you can too.

now go to etree, and read the FAQ.

good luck and good day
Reviewer: fcpeace17 - - June 6, 2006
Subject: sounds amazing
i would really like to download this... i did download it it then i expanded it but it opens in sml and shn files which i am unfamiliar with what do i do.
Reviewer: kalleo - - May 14, 2006
Subject: Excellent
5 stars for the show. Albanian and Gamelan are essential listening for any Godspeed fan, and they chose crowd favourites for the rest of the setlist. Your taste may vary.

4.5 stars for the sound quality. The bass isn't too boomy, the percussion is crisp, and the balance between the strings and the guitars is good. I think some clipping removal has been done but, if so, it's been done well.
Reviewer: IainTreloar - - July 28, 2005
Subject: Gamelan and Albanian? Heck yes.
As far as I know, this is one of the few shows in which GYBE! played Gamelan and Albanian, two fabulous, thus far unreleased songs. The fact that this recording has both Gamelan and Albanian, as well as a superb version of Moya and some fabulous passages off 'Lift Yr. Skinny Fists...' makes this one of the best live Godspeed You Black Emperor recordings I've ever heard. Only thing missing from this being perfect is 3rd Part, but hey, can't be picky.

Recording quality is very good indeed, almost as good as a studio album; however, when the music picks up in volume, it sounds as if the microphone might have been struggling to take all the incoming sound. This is really quite minor, however, so 5 stars for this one.
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